Report: More e-voting systems to be used this fall

More than 61% of the nation’s voters this fall will use electronically enhanced voting systems aimed at avoiding a repeat of the disputed 2000 election, but the changes won’t be enough if the tally is close, according to a new study.
The study released Thursday by the political consulting company, Election Data Services, said 50 million voters, or 28.9%, will use touchscreen, ATM-style machines to cast their ballots — an increase from 12.5% in 2000.

About 55.7 million, or 32.2%, will turn in paper ballots with filled-in ovals similar to SAT tests that will be read by optical scan equipment. That’s up from 29% in 2000.